A Romantic Look at a Simpler Way

February 10th, 2019|Categories: Favorite Videos, Fun, Management|Tags: , |

This beautiful short film “Horses and Solitude: Inside the Life of a Brazilian Gaucho” will make your heart soar. Equestrians seem drawn to a quiet life in the countryside where we are embraced by nature, a cool breeze and the warmth of the sun. There is something undeniably romantic about the modern day gaucho. Maybe because [...]

You’re Fired! UK’s First Guide Horse Loses Job

January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Breeds, Features, Horses|Tags: , |

Digby, an American Miniature horse, is Britain’s first recognized guide horse (WARHorses has written about Digby before). Trained by Katy Smith, 58, KL Pony Therapy, he was placed with BBC journalist Mohammed Salin Patel last year. All was going well until Digby experienced an unexpected growth spurt. He became too large to maneuver around Patel’s office [...]

Horses Thwart Agricultural Thieves in France

January 24th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

Gone are the days when horses worked France’s countryside pulling a plow, now they are an effective deterrent to agricultural thieves. Over the last decade, France has seen a steady increase of stolen produce, particularly goods with high commercial value such as oysters, cheese and wine. In recent years agricultural thefts have grown to more than [...]

Boston’s Great Molasses Flood of 1919

January 15th, 2018|Categories: Features, Management, Science & History|Tags: , |

On January 15, 1919, a massive tidal wave obliterated Boston’s North End. The deadly wave was not a tsunami wrought from the Atlantic but rather 2.3 million gallons of molasses dumped on the streets when a storage tank ruptured. The molasses tank before it ruptured in 1919 The molasses was stored in a large [...]

Never Ever Strike a Police Horse – Never! Part II

June 13th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

We’ve written before about citizens punching police horses, their acts of “bravado” quickly met with arrest. Sadly, it happened again last weekend and the perpetrator is now sitting in jail unable to pay the hefty $100,000 bail. Pennsylvania State Capitol building A 23-year-old woman was part of a demonstration that began on the Capitol [...]

Isle of Man Loses “Horse” Power

May 10th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Residents and tourists on the Isle of Man have relied on the Douglas Horse Tram Service for over 140 years. This week, however, a local vet put a screeching halt to the city’s horse drawn transport. The tram horses have taken ill. A few of the horses have contracted a respiratory illness is not uncommon but [...]

They’re Back on Mack

April 10th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

For most of us the signs of spring are heralded by the return of robins or blooming daffodils. For the 600 or so year round residents of Mackinac Island, Michigan, spring is marked by the return of horses. Mackinac Island is located between the Upper and Lower Michigan Peninsulas. It is approximately 4 square miles and [...]

Horses Make a Big Splash with Harvest

January 25th, 2017|Categories: Features, Horses|Tags: , , |

When we think of farming with horses, we immediately imagine a team pulling a large hoe through the ground, back and forth, forming parallel rows into which seeds are sown. When farmers hitch their horses in Prince Edward Island, PEI, a small Canadian province in the North Atlantic they’re not headed to the back 40, they’re [...]

Woman Dedicates Life’s Work to Honor War Horses

June 20th, 2016|Categories: Features, People|Tags: , |

After WW1 there were thousands of horses that survived military service for Britain. Quarantine restrictions prevented the horses from being shipped back home. Most were destroyed but over 20,000 were sold for next to nothing. Many ended up in the Sinai laboring unimaginable challenges and improperly cared for. In her late 40's Dorothy and her military [...]